Kendall’s managerial career began at Blackburn in 1979 as he was player coach at the club 2 two seasons. In 1981 he was named as player manager of Everton and became an immediate success. He coached Everton to FA Cup triumph in 1984 and followed that up by a fine record in his following term in charge, as Everton won the league and European Cup Winners Cup. During the 1985-86 season, his club narrowly missed out on becoming champions of both the FA and league cups.
Walter Smith spent four seasons in charge at Everton, between 1998 and 2002 before being installed as Scottish manager. Smith injected a massive ray of hope in Scotland, as their results and performances improved since he took over as their coach. Scotland pulled off a great victory away to Norway and humiliated Slovenia 3-0 at home. Smith also helped his nation thump Bulgaria in a friendly in May 2006, which was Scotland’s highest victory in years.
Towards the end of 1982, Joe Royle was installed manager of Oldham Athletic and he went on to spend twelve successful years in charge at the club, helping them towards promotion to the first tier of English football and a league cup final. He soon moved on to manage Everton and he helped them finish in sixth position at the end of his first season in charge of them. He became a hero at Goodison Park as he helped Everton to FA Cup triumph, winning the 1995 FA Cup Final. Royle left the managerial post at Everton in 1997 and after nearly a year out of the game he became manager of Manchester City. He later on moved to Ipswich to manage the club.
Walker is without doubt, arguably Norwich’s greatest ever managers, he managed the club to huge success during the 1992-93 season. In his first season at the club, he managed Norwich to third position in the new Premier League, their highest ever finish. His brilliant managing earned them a position in the UEFA Cup the following season and he instructed them to victory over Bayern Munich in the second round, proving to possibly be Norwich’s finest hour to this day in football. Walker quit Norwich the following year and was installed as the manager of Everton; however after spending a vast amount of money on new players, he left the managerial post after one year.
Moyes commenced his managerial career with Preston North End in 1998 and his reign at the club proved to be a huge success. He took them to the play off final in 2002 for the premiership however they lost the match. In 2002 he was installed as Everton manager and during his first season at the club, he helped them finish towards the top end of the table, an impressive seventh position. His best season at the club has to be considered as the 2004/05 term, he helped Everton in reaching a staggering forth position. He is a true favourite with all Everton supporters and arguably one of their greatest ever managers.